The Storytime Quartet programs bring the world's most beloved children’s stories together with famous classical string quartet music!
The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Aesop’s Fables are presented with the music of classical composers including Beethoven, Debussy, and Schubert, to create a musical storytelling experience for Kindergarten to 3rd grade.
Colorful, large-screen illustrations for each story are also available.
Your 4th and 5th graders can enjoy the World Music Dance Program and our History of Broadway Musicals, led by an all-star cast of professional New York City actors and dancers.
PROGRAMS - Grades K-3
Stories of Royalty
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” with music by Ludwig van Beethoven
“The 12 Dancing Princesses” with music by Antonio Vivaldi
“The Princess and the Pea” with music by Dmitri Shostakovich
“The Ant and the Grasshopper” with music by Giuseppe Verdi
“The Tortoise and the Hare” with music by Franz Joseph Haydn
“The Mermaid and the Huntsman” with music by Leos Janacek
Not What Meets the Eye
“The Ugly Duckling ” with music by Claude Debussy
“Little Red Riding Hood” with music by Felix Mendelssohn
“Rumpelstiltskin ” with music by Bela Bartok
Stories of Courage and Bravery
“Jack and the Beanstalk” with music by Edvard Grieg
“Custard the Dragon ” with music by Franz Schubert
“Thumbelina” with music by Joaquin Turina
PROGRAMS - Grades 4-5
"History of Broadway" - 50 minute program with Q&A
Broadway star Zachary Noah Piser takes students on a music-filled history tour of Broadway’s “Great White Way”, from it’s early beginnings in Vaudeville, to the beloved classics of the Golden Era, all the way to the famous Contemporary Musical Hits of present day.
"Dance Around the World" - 55 minute program with Q&A
Get your students up and on their feet as we lead an energetic, musical program where your entire audience will learn about the history, culture and iconic dances moves from all seven continents of the world.
During each program, both narrator and quartet members collaborate with teachers and students to learn about morals of stories, world music idioms, timeless classical music and renowned theater productions.
Audiences are invited to ask questions, recognize thematic materials and story plots as well as dance and sing -a-long to many of the songs they learn. In addition, the string quartet and its instruments are explored and discussed in a fun Q&A segment.